Beginner Fly Tying class set

The Blue Ridge Heritage (BRH) will host a Beginners Fly Tying Class on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. until noon in the Hooker Building at Rotary Field, Stuart. The class is free.

Join us to learn about the craft and art of fly tying and become a better angler.

This entry-level class is for people just getting started in fly tying or who have minimal experience. The class is designed to give the participant basic knowledge of fly tying tools, materials, patterns, and tying techniques. Participants will learn to tie four different flies to take home.

The class is suitable for adults and youth 10 years old and older. However, participants 10- to 16-years-old must be accompanied by an adult.

Tying tools and materials are furnished for up to eight people. Participants with their own fly tying tools will be furnished materials. The public is welcome to observe the fly tying presentation and demonstrations.

Contact Eric Tichay at 276.252.4847 or email to register for the free class. Registration ends Jan. 17.

Tichay instructs a beginner fly tying class for Henry County Parks and Recreation. He is a member/volunteer of Smith River Trout Unlimited, Fly Fishers International, Winston-Salem Project Healing Waters, Blue Ridge Heritage and a Virginia Master Naturalist.

BRH works to promote education and economic development through place-based programs related to the natural and cultural heritage of the Blue Ridge in Southwestern Virginia’s Bi-County area of Floyd and Patrick Counties. BRH programs are free and open to the public. Details can be viewed on the BRH web site at BRH welcomes individuals, families and businesses as members and/or volunteers to join the effort to bring quality programs to the Floyd/Patrick County area that serve to promote our rich natural and cultural heritage.


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